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This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | WIRED

This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | WIRED | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it's not the app itself that's causing such a stir; it's the underlying networking technology it taps into.
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It's a bit hard to imagine a world without having to rely on or choose how your mobile device connects. Multipeer Connectivity offers the opportunity to connect regardless "of whether you have an actual Wi-Fi or cellular connection."

Whilst Firechat http://goo.gl/agbKqv my not be the ultimate use of this capability, it does point the way to how these new "mesh networks" may develop.

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This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | WIRED

This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | WIRED | mrpbps iDevices | Scoop.it
A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it's not the app itself that's causing such a stir; it's the underlying networking technology it taps into.
John Pearce's insight:

This is a fascinating story on so many levels. Once again it points out the problematic nature of working with highly disruptive technology in education, or for that matter business settings. It also suggest possible ways in which even the internet as we know it may become redundant morphing into "mesh networking". Exciting times.

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